The fun stuff about our team


Dr Alicia James, PhD

Alicia James has lots of qualifications because she loves to study. After her podiatry qualification, she kept going and complete a Masters of Health Science (Podiatry) and a PhD.  She has loads of post-graduate experience in sports medicine, paediatrics and wound care. Alicia an endorsed prescriber for scheduled medicines and one of few podiatrists in Australia to have recieved her Paediatric Credential by the Australian Podiatry Association.

Alicia seriously likes to keep busy and very engaged in the podiatry profession, even though she has two little people at home. She was a past director, and past President of the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) board, and was awarded the Jennifer O'Meara Award in 2010. She previously was the chair of the Victorian Paediatrc Podiatry Special Interest Group, mulitple times. 

Alicia started working in Kingston Foot Clinic in 2008 and also works in senior management in a public hospital. She has published extensively on heel pain in kids, and really enjoys keeping them as active as possible. 

Alicia works at Cheltenham on Saturday mornings. 



A/Prof Cylie Williams, PhD

Cylie Williams is another one who hasn't stopped studying, but loves it so much. She balances her work at Kingston Foot Clinic with a research and education career. Cylie has been playing, assessing and treating kids for ages in the public podiatry clinics and in private practices over over 25 years. She has her podiatry degree, a Masters of Health Science (Health Education and Promotion) and just for fun, a PhD as well. She was one of the first podiatrists in Australia to receive her Paediatric Podiatry Credential from the Australian Podiatry Association.

Cylie has tried to escape podiatry a number of times by heading into managment but keeps coming back. She loves working with families too much. Cylie was a past vice president of the A.Pod.A (Vic) board and now is a practitioner member on the Podiatry Board of Australia. She was a co-founder of the Paediatric Special Interest Group (A.Pod.A Vic) has chaired this group a few too many times. 

Cylie really enjoys cuddling babies, playing with toddlers and just making assessments fun with little kids. She has a very special interest in toe walking gait and is currently the leading internationally recognised researcher. When not at Kingston Foot Clinic, she is am Associate Professor at Monash University, and adjunct research fellow at the University of South Australia and Staffordshire University UK. We sometimes wonder from week to week where she is because of her work travels, but she manages to turn up to see her patients most weeks. 

Cylie is at Cheltenham on Thursdays.


Simone Cranage

Simone joined Kingston Foot Clinic in 2010 as a new graduate. She came to work with us one day a week and has stayed ever since. She has an interest in all aspects of podiatry, especially paediatrics and sport medicine.

Simone is our crazy athlete, if she is limping, it is because she was running, riding or generally doing something very fast! Simone is one of our great generalist podiatrists. She works in the public sector just seing children. At Kingston Foot Clinic she works as a generalist, seeing everyone. 

She also has an interest in injury prevention, obtaining her Level 1 Sports Trainers Certificate in 2008. Like Alicia and Cylie, she has held the chair position on the Paediatrics Special interest group. She has recently gone back to uni and doing a research degree about children's walking and footwear in addition to undertaking her Paediatric Credential. Thankfully, she likes to keep busy too. 

Simone is at Cheltenham on Thursdays and Fridays. 


Camilla Phillips

Camilla is the newest addition to the team at Kingston Foot Clinic. She enjoys all aspects of podiatry but has a special interest in diabetes, wound management and sports medicine.

Camilla graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatric Practice. She completed her graduate year at The Merri Health working as within a multidisciplinary team. She worked with older adults, children, people with chronic diseases and people who had English as their second language.  She now works across both the public and private sectors. Camilla has also worked in specialty footwear stores so is super expert at talking shoes. 

Camilla is also another sportie one. She has competed internationally and for the Victorian Rowing team. She is an avid Tigers support but we still like her anyway. 

Camilla works at Cheltenham on Mondays. 


Caitlin Topham

Caitlin has joined Kingston Foot Clinic after 4 years full time work with the Australian Ballet, giving her unparalleled experience in Dance Podiatry. She has worked closely with all of Australia’s leading dance shoe providers, and has taught Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet, and Pointe classes at various dance schools since 2005.Caitlin also provides continuing education on Dance Podiatry for other podiatrists.

Caitlin can twirl like no tomorrow. Everything she does shows her posture and experience as a dancer. She has experience in all areas of podiatry but coordinates a dedicated dance podiatry service for pre-pointe assessment, rehabilitation, shoes advice and modification and general foot care for dancers. She can provide excellent coordinated care with your teachers and other health care specialists to keep you or your child dancing.

Caitlin is also the genius behind our Facebook, Twitter and Website posts. She is our marketing superstar and continues to make us look great online. 

Caitlin works at the Cheltenham clinic only on Saturdays. 


Melissa Towns

Melissa is the person you will most likely speak to on the phone and first person who will greet you at the Cheltenham site of Kingston Foot Clinic. She also will return calls  from our answering service when we are not open. 

She is our star practice manager and keeps us all in line. She is the first to open a door for patients, hold a baby, call you a taxi or help out when a podiatrist calls out "MEL!!!" 

If you need to know anything about the clinic, our services or need an appointment. Just call or email and Melissa will help you and ensure your podiatrists know exactly what you need.